Recently SGS Agriculture Teacher, Ms Tayla Miller, led one of our Scone Grammar School (SGS) steers along with her own steers in the Colin Say & Co Beef Extravaganza in Glen Innes. Our Year 10 Agriculture students worked during our Agriculture practical classes to prepare Reggie, our SGS steer, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to take students to the competition.
Reggie competed in the school section ‘Junior Led Steer’ class with the weight range 420-540kg. Reggie weighed 532kg and was a Limousin steer bred by Tom and Julie Morton. This steer placed 3rd in his led class (hoof) and 2nd in his carcass class (hook), out of 24 entries in his class, collecting a total of 84.3 points for his carcass.
Tayla’s own two steers were in the open section and in the same class, where they took out 1st and Highly Commended in the led section and 1st (89.2 points) and 7th (84.5 points) on the hook (carcass) out of 19 entries.
The competition was strong because many of the animals that competed were targeted for the Brisbane Royal Show (Ekka). What a great result for both Tayla and our Year 10 Agriculture students.